Category: artwork

William Shakespeare

britishmuseum:

This engraved portrait of William Shakespeare by Martin
Droeshout is from the Third Folio of
Shakespeare’s works of 1663–1664 and was originally engraved for the title page
to the First Folio, published in 1623. It is therefore one of the earliest
portraits of Shakespeare. The portrait was commissioned and approved by the
compilers of the First Folio, John Hemmings and Henry Condell, both members of
the King’s Players, Shakespeare’s acting company. The involvement of these men
suggest that, despite the stiff and oddly-proportioned garments, this portrait
is an authentic likeness of England’s most celebrated playwright. An engraving is
not worked directly from life, but from a flat model, either a painting or a
drawing. Droeshout must have been given a painting or drawing of Shakespeare as
a young man, from which to engrave his plate. 

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bestbitterplease: ‪Brutus drawn by me from Jul…

bestbitterplease:

‪Brutus drawn by me from Julius Caesar played by #alexwaldmann

@TheRSC at @BarbicanCentre, @angusjac and starring #AndrewWoodall, @WaldmannAlex & @jamescorriganjc #RSCCaesar @TheStage @AWaldmannNews @StageTalkUK @MartinHutsonFan @KristinAtherton @ZoeTheatre @TheRSCKey @LUCYPHELPS @Hannah_Morrish ‬

bestbitterplease:

bestbitterplease:

Asta Nielsen, the Danish silent film actress playing Shakespeare’s Hamlet in 1921, in black and white naturally. It was directed by Svend Gade and Heinz Schall and is pretty impressive.@cat-i-the-adage

artmakr: To be or not to be… ✨

artmakr:

To be or not to be… ✨

loumargi:

loumargi:

John William Waterhouse – Juliet

oldchildrensbooks: Roméo et Juliette Vintage …

oldchildrensbooks:

Roméo et Juliette
Vintage post card.

Artist : Rie Cramer

ra-ro81: Hamlet – The Ghost

ra-ro81:

Hamlet – The Ghost

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binary-bird:

quite chapfallen?

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earl-grey-tea-of-gloucester:

Shakespeare April: Henry V